Two [2] Tenure Track Positions in Nursing

FCS, Nursing

Posted: November 25, 2021
Deadline to Apply: Posted until filled

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing [DCSN]  in the Faculty of Community Services [FCS] at Ryerson University welcomes applications for two [2] tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidates will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces high quality research that informs nursing education and practice. The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BScN-Collaborative and Post-Diploma) and graduate (MN, MN-PHCNP, PhD) programs through research, teaching, mentorship, and supervision of students. The candidate will engage in co-creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment in all interactions.  

We welcome all qualified applicants, and we especially welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous and Black-identified scholars.

Applicants must hold a PhD in nursing or a related field  [e.g., Indigenous Studies, Sociology, Social Science and Health, Anthropology, Internationalization of Education, Education, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Gender Studies, Community Health/Public Health, Mental Health/Addictions, and Knowledge Translation/Mobilization]. At least one degree held must be in Nursing. Applicants who are all-but-dissertation [ABD] and able to demonstrate that they are close to completion of their PhD, may also be considered. 

In addition, applicants shall present evidence of: 

  • an independent program of research reflective of an early research career (i.e., publications, community-based presentations/reports, conference presentations, research funding and/or supporting community level projects, and/or investigator roles in research projects), demonstrated ability in teaching, teaching community level workshops, supervision and/or preceptorship of graduate students, and a strong capacity to teach courses across both baccalaureate and graduate programs that will contribute to the ongoing success of the DCSN; 
  • the potential of the applicant’s program of research to contribute to the development of knowledge related to one or a combination of the domains of professional practice and outcomes across the healthcare continuum: Indigenous health, health in the Black community, health equity and addressing anti-Indigenous and anti-Black systemic racism in health care, health services research, primary and tertiary clinical practice, clinical nursing education, simulation, interprofessional education and collaboration, and/or leadership in health policy; 
  • capacity to meet expectations for the scholarship of teaching, research, creative activities, academic leadership, collaboration, and service; 
  • capacity for teaching excellence as demonstrated in a teaching dossier that outlines personal teaching philosophy, and teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, pedagogical practice, sample syllabi, any community-based teaching experience and teaching evaluations; 
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students; 
  • registration [or eligibility to register at the time of application] with the College of Nurses of Ontario [General Class or Extended Class]
  • a commitment to DCSN values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, scholarly research and creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for diverse student populations;  
  • an ability and willingness to proactively engage in dismantling anti-indigenous and anti-black racism and all other oppressive practices that lead to social and health inequities; and 
  • and ability and willingness to contribute to the flourishing of the School, Faculty and the University through commitment to service and an inclusive environment for all.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) ( The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.

Ryerson University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Ryerson is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

The fully accredited DCSN offers three dynamic programs: the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program, offered in partnership with Centennial and George Brown Colleges; the Post Diploma Nursing Degree Program; and a Master of Nursing Program that also includes the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. The DSCN has a diverse student body of approximately 2800 full time and part time students, including those enrolled in outreach and continuing education partnership programs. There are approximately 250 full time and part time graduate students enrolled in the course-based, thesis, and nurse practitioner streams. In the 2021 Winter semester, the DCSN welcomed its inaugural class of the PhD in Urban Health Program - an interdisciplinary program that is administered by and housed in the DCSN. Faculty and student participation is valued and encouraged within and between nursing programs. We take pride in our innovative and responsive approach to educating nurses

Working at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our department/school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their families, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our LinkedIn company page.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 17, 2022. The application must contain the following: 

  1. Cover letter (maximum 1000 words) 
  2. Up-to-date curriculum vitae 
  3. Personal teaching philosophy statement 
  4. Statement of research program 
  5. Names of three individuals who may be contacted for reference checks. 
  6. Indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations.  

Please note that all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application, but only those applicants selected for the short-list of consideration will be contacted for interviews. 


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Co-Chairs, Drs. Wong ( and Schwind ( 

Indigenous applicants who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University may contact: 

  • Tracey King [],  Indigenous Human Resources Lead. 
  • Dr. Lynn Lavallee [], Strategic Lead, Indigenous Resurgence and Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Community Services. 

Black identified applicants who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact: 

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please contact Michelle Gomes, HR Advisor, at  


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